Social Skills Programs

We have programs for all ages and stages of life and for all abilities across the spectrum. Whether your child is newly diagnosed with autism, looking to connect with peers after school, or a young adult/adult exploring independent living skills and/or career options, we have a program for you.

Click here to download our Social Skills FAQ: SCILS FAQ’s

Pre–K & Youth

Our innovative SCILS programs address autism’s core deficit areas of communication and socialization, and help individuals develop skills to the best of their capability and function at their greatest level of independence.

Teens

Our Teen and Young Adult Club is a place for teens and young adults with ASD to socialize, make friends and share common interests in a safe and structured environment.

Career Launch

Career Launch: Your First Job offers high school students a simulated work experience that provides a bridge between school and “first time” employment.

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What Parents Have To Say

Fantastic group of people! Terrific services as well. Our family has had great success with Have Dreams and Project Search!" Sid Glenn
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What Parents Have To Say

"So proud to be a part of Have Dreams. A true lifesaver for families with a member on the autistic spectrum." Jody Wilner Moran
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What Parents Have To Say

It's like they [Have Dreams] are our one-stop shop for a family with a child with autism. Whether he is three years old, 23 years old or 23 years old. Terese, mother of Richie
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What Families Have To Say

When you first get the diagnosis it's a real scary proposition. They gave us no hope. They just said 'she's autistic. I'm real sorry.' It's just been a really wonderful feeling to just always know that this is a place that she's accepted. Kathi, Emily's Grandparent
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Liam comes on Fridays to the Have Dreams in Evanston, and all week, he's looking so forward to Friday. It's like it's home for him...think he would never have made the milestones he's made without Have Dreams. Peggy, Liam's Mom
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What Parents Have To Say

My son Jordan participates in Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism. It's been tremendously important to us and to Jordan, because he's transitioning from his high school career to a career beyond high school, and he has been developing his independence skills and his job skills in this program, which are tremendously helpful. Jordan's Dad,